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Leftovers' Eccleston on Matt's Fall From Grace: "There's a Great Deal of Ugliness in Him"

Christopher Eccleston

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Leftovers. Read at your own risk.]

HBO's The Leftovers took a bit of a detour Sunday. Instead of continuing to focus on the Garvey family, the show dedicated an entire episode to the plight of Christopher Eccleston's Rev. Matt Jamison.

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In particular, we learned that Matt's wife (Janel Moloney) was critically injured during the Departure when she and Matt collided with a vehicle whose driver vanished. His congregation's numbers are dwindling (the townspeople justifiably upset by his smear campaign) and he is struggling to pay for his wife's full-time care. To add insult to injury... read more

Germany Wins 2014 World Cup

Mario Götze of Germany

Germany won the World Cup Sunday, beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.

Mario Goetze scored the winning goal in the 113th minute. The win gave Germany its fourth World Cup title, its first since 1990.

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J-Woww Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews

J-Woww is now a mom, according to E! News.

The Jersey Shore star (Real name Jenni Farley) gave birth to a baby girl named Meilani Alexandra Mathews this weekend. It is the first child for Farley and her finance Roger Matthews.

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Parenthood Boss Calls Final Season a "Gift," Teases a "Huge Challenge" for the Bravermans

Monica Potter, Max Burkholder, and Peter Krause

Parenthood fans were in an emotional tizzy this past spring, but it wasn't because of a heartbreaking story line on the show.

After five seasons, the fate of the beloved family drama remained in question and was the last scripted series to receive a pick-up from NBC for the 2014-2015 TV season just hours before the network's fall schedule was unveiled.

2014 Emmy nominations: Surprises and snubs

The show received a reduced 13-episode final season order, and showrunner Jason Katims is thankful he will get to say a proper goodbye to the Bravermans. "For a show I'm so personally invested in... read more

Nickelodeon Cancels Sam & Cat

Ariana Grande

Nickelodeon has canceled Sam & Cat amid behind-the-scenes drama with stars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Doctor Who Trailer: Meet the New Doctor!

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

What could be more exciting than the final match of the 2014 World Cup? A new Doctor Who trailer, of course.

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Box Office: Planet of the Apes Dominates

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominated the box office this weekend, earning $73 million and cruising to No. 1 in its first week in theaters.

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Casey Wilson: Marry Me's Annie Is Less Desperate Than Happy Endings' Penny

Casey Wilson and Ken Marino

On NBC's upcoming comedy Marry Me, Happy Endings star Casey Wilson will trade in single girl Penny for Annie, a woman who's been in a steady six-year relationship with Jake (Ken Marino). "Annie is slightly less desperate than Penny," Wilson said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "I'll try to do subtle difference between the characters. Annie doesn't always act like Penny."
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Telenovela Star Angelica Celaya Cast as Zed on Constantine

Matt Ryan

Constantine has found its leading lady!

Telenovela star Angélica Celaya has joined the cast as comic book character Zed, executive producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone announced at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Sunday.

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Based on the popular comic book series HellblazerConstantine stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) as... read more

The Mysteries of Laura Promises Drama, Comedy and ... Barf!

Charlie Reina, Debra Messing and Vincent Reina

Debra Messing has done sitcoms (Will & Grace) and dramas (the scarf-happy Smash), which is exactly why her upcoming series, NBC's The Mysteries of Laura, appealed to her.

"I didn't have to choose: 'Do I want to do a comedy or do I want to do a drama?'" she told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association fall previews. "It does feel like... read more

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